Recent Blog Posts
- Partial Advice is No Advice At All
Over the next 35 years the populations of the world will try to emulate the western diet in their journey towards development. According to their analysis, this will inspire everything to go south. This report is full of well-founded research and partial truths. Nothing they say is incorrect. It’s what they don’t say that makes it incorrect.
- Free Screening of GrowthBusters on Black Friday 2014
We began the tradition last year of screening my documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, free on the internet on Black Friday. It still seems like a good idea, to eschew shopping – usually for things that aren’t needed. Why not stay home and have quality time with family and friends? Play some games. Pop some popcorn. And watch a film with something to say about the Black Friday shopping madness. This year we’re doing it on YouTube, which means you can watch when you want (on Black Friday)….
- Movie Stars Think Small is Beautiful, Too
In one corner we have Rob Reiner, a talented and very well known film director (The Bucket List, A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally, and This is Spinal Tap are but a few of his gems), who also has a long string of acting and producing credits. In the battle his support team includes Dick Van Dyke, Cher, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, James L. Brooks and Jeffrey Katzenberg. In the other corner we have…a real estate developer, and the Malibu “establishment.”
- World Population Day 2014: I'll Have What She's Having
The most loving, compassionate thing we can do for young people, to ensure they have a shot at living good lives, is to conceive fewer of them. And start now.
- Starting a Family? Think Small (World Population Day 2014)
Returning world population to a sustainable level is mathematically achievable within a century. Fertility rates have been declining; we just need to accelerate that process. To do that, yes, we need to empower women. We need to make family planning affordable and accessible. We need to arm couples making family-size decisions with good information about overshoot and sustainability. We need to make small families cool, and large families,…well, NOT.